Connecting Local Farms with
Restaurants and Markets

Supporting a Sustainable and Thriving Local Food System

Really Good Food


"Quality isn't expensive, it's priceless."
         -John McGuire, Guernsey Dairy


"Eating is an agricultural act. We all farm by proxy."
         -Wendell Barry

Customer Service/Orders

(610) 283-6515
orders@EatLocalEatNatural.com

Sales

(248) 761-6150
Michael@EatLocalEatNatural.com

Sales and Sourcing

(734) 476-6285
Bill@EatLocalEatNatural.com

Accounting

(734) 657-4022
Jan@EatLocalEatNatural.com

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What's New!
100% Certified Organic Grass-Fed Beef
We are proud to offer our customers 100% certified organic grass-fed beef from Roseland Organic Farms in Byron Center, MI. This impressive farm encompasses 1,000 acres totally free of any pesticide and synthetic fertilizer use since 1978. No parasiticides, antibiotics, hormones or growth regulators, insecticides, or herbicides are used. The grass-fed cattle are raised from birth and you can be sure that the USDA inspected Roseland Organic Beef is of the highest quality you will find anywhere.

Rainbow Trout Back by Popular Demand
Indian Brook Trout Farm in Jackson, MI is a 120 acre farm with two major waterways that run through it. Artesian wells supply the pure water for the ponds where the trout are kept after leaving the hatchery. Each year Indian Brook hatches 50,000 new rainbow trout eggs. They begin hatching May 1st and continue through mid-May. Indian Brook Farms takes fish through the entire life cycle "From Egg to Trout". Pond water is also used to power the hatchery, not electricity. They are an aquaculture, agriculture and educational facility.

Now Offering Organic Salad Greens
We are offering organic salad greens from Seeley Farm and Green Things Farms, both based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Both farms produce high quality, washed and ready-to-eat certified organic greens. Among their products are spinach, arugula, mache, endive, escarole and other tender greens.


HOW WE CHOOSE OUR FARMS AND FOOD

Local, Small, Family Farms

We source entirely from smaller, family farms within 150 miles of our distribution warehouse which is located in Ann Arbor, MI. We don't just limit ourselves to Michigan. We are also able to find good farms in northeast Indiana and in northern Ohio.

Organic, Eco, Natural

Basically, we want to support and establish supply relationships with farms that are sustainable in their operations. The word, "sustainable", is not a set definition and could mean different things to different people. For us, it is not a set definition either. It could mean certified Organic, and we like that, but few smaller farms can afford the cost, both in dollars and time, to become certified as Organic.

However, our farms generally tend to be on the Organic or "Eco" or "Natural" side of the spectrum. We seek out farmers that have respect for the soil, plants, and animals on their farms. We are interested in farmers who want to sustain the life forces on the farms for future generations rather than farmers who more aggressively "mine" and extract as much as possible.

We avoid farmers who administer growth hormones and use antibiotics in any way, other than to save a sick animal.

Genetics

Many of our farmers choose to grow heritage animal breeds in the interest of sustaining genetic diversity in farming, farming for quality rather than quantity. So we look for the "non-conventional" animal varieties when that makes sense.

GMOs

... is hot topic these days. We choose to support, as much as possible, farmers who don't raise GMO crops and don't feed their animals GMOS crops either. That can be a tough row to hoe for a small farmer who has to find feed nearby and quickly at times, so we won't tell you that we avoid GMOs 100%, but we do a pretty good job. And we can pretty much tell you if and how much GMO crop is involved from any farm and its feeds.

Humane

We take an "up close and personal" look at the farms we establish relationships with and always look for humane treatment of the animals. This includes the food and water availability for the animals, including the freshness, available pasture, available shelter, and cleanliness of their facilities.


OUR FOOD:

Beef | Pork | Poultry | Dairy Cheese | Lamb | Goat | Rabbit | Seafood | Produce